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7 Nights  

  • £450  to  £1080

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Short Breaks From

  • £65 p/night
    Off peak
    (3 night min)
  • £155 p/night
    Peak season
    (3 night min)

Key Information

  • Sleeps


  • Bedrooms

    3 Rooms

  • Min Nights

    3 (all year)

  • Children


  • WiFi


  • Dogs

    2 Dogs

  • Bathrooms


  • Access

    Ground floor

  • Log Burner

About Dobbie's Barn

Welcome to Dobbie’s Barn and to a wonderfully unique property.  From attractive outdoor spaces to indoor warmth and comfortable living this bespoke accommodation demonstrates attention to detail with many original artistic features, and is a popular destination.

The village of Spaxton lies within the Quantock Hills designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and Dobbie’s Barn sits in its own grounds of 2 acres and is surrounded by farmland. There is a footpath directly outside heading west to the Hills. There is ample, secure parking for up to three cars and further space for bicycles etc. Dobbie’s Barn is also dog-friendly with up to two well-behaved dogs welcome.

Not only do the same guests return every year, but also swallows which nest in the adjoining unoccupied barn.  In short, Dobbie’s Barn is a quiet and immensely relaxing space for an undisturbed break.  In cooler weather there is a large wood-burning stove (in addition to central heating) and in warmer weather there are various outside seating areas for guest use at both the front and rear of the property.

There is a well-stocked Community Shop in the village within walking distance.  A short car drive away (6 minutes) is Blackmore Farm, highly recommended for a cooked breakfast and morning coffee. For good value and quality evening meals there is The Cottage Inn at Keenthorne – less than 10 minutes by car. Various notable attractions include Dunster Castle, Steart Marshes and the North Somerset Coastal footpath, Haynes Motor Museum and Yeovilton Fleet Air-Arm Museum, and the towns of Street and Glastonbury and the city of Wells. The local towns of Bridgwater and Taunton are easily accessible by car.

The layout of accommodation in the main Barn comprises of a ground floor double bedroom with adjoining toilet and wash-basin; a fully fitted open plan kitchen with an extending table to seat 6 guests and a comfortable seating area.  Beyond is a family bathroom with shower, bath, toilet and wash-basin. A spiral staircase takes you to a mezzanine floor with a double bed.  Please note – this is not suitable for very young children or those with limited mobility. Leading from the kitchen is a large garden room with a further sofa and arm-chairs.

Newly added for 2024 is an attached annex with a ground floor king-sized bed, adjoining bathroom, kitchenette and small mezzanine with soft furnishing. The annex is designated as a child and dog-free area and cannot be booked separately from the main Barn.

Small parties of guests (up to four) are welcome to book the main Barn at a reduced cost without the use of the Annex, but still retaining exclusive use of the rest of the property and its grounds.



Contact the owner

Owner details:

Sarah Upfield joined Independent Cottages in March 2018

Enquire online / Phone:

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Amenities / Facilities

  • Log Burner
  • Off-Road Parking
  • Bike Storage
  • Golf Nearby
  • Kingsize +
  • iPod Docking
  • Garden/ Outside Area
  • DVD Player
  • Washing Machine
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Microwave
  • Dish washer
  • CD Player
  • Shower
  • Bath
  • Horse Riding Nearby
  • WiFi

Location (Somerset)

Accommodation Comprises:

The accommodation at Dobbie's Barn is predominantly on one level.


  • Double bedroom with adjoining toilet and wash-basin
  • Open plan fully fitted kitchen
  • Extendable dining table for 6 guests
  • Sofa and armchairs
  • Family bathroom with separate shower, bath, toilet and wash-basin
  • Large garden room with sofa and arm chairs


  • A spiral staircase leads to a balcony area where there is a second double bed with bedside tables and reading lights. Please note this is a comfortable but confined space with low rafters. 


  • King size bed
  • Bathroom with bath, bidet, toilet and wash-basin
  • Kitchenette with kettle, toaster and fridge
  • Breakfast table and chairs for two

Outside: Spacious areas with views of the Quantock and Mendip Hills. There is a paved terrace which is accessible from the master bedroom and the living room and the Annex. A separate barn has laundry facilities and provides secure storage for bikes and other equipment. There is secure off-road parking.

Additional Information: The property has WiFi and central heating, and all utilities, linen and towels are included. Up to two well-behaved dogs are welcome with prior agreement from the owner. Short breaks available with a minimum stay of three nights. No smoking. Peak season refers to Christmas and New Year. Dobbie's Barn also considers enquiries for longer lets.

Dobbie's Barn Tariff & Supplementary Information

Bedroom Configuration:
Sleeps 6 in 3 bedrooms (2 Doubles and I King)
2 dogs welcome
Ground floor accommodation
No smoking
Prices for 7 nights:
From £450
To £1080
Preferred Arrival Day:
Payment Options:
Cheque, Bank Transfer
Booking Conditions:
Please refer to the owner for accessibility requirements, booking terms / conditions and cancellation policy.
Help combat online fraud. Speak to the owner on our officially verified number: +44(0)7821 260042 before paying by bank transfer.
Please discuss any requirements regarding your pet(s) with the property owner.
Independent Cottages recommends that you take out holiday cancellation insurance.

Owner Area

Sarah Upfield
Member Since March 2018

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Dobbie's Barn Noticeboard

New for 2024 is a purpose built Annex providing additional accommodation.  Dobbie's Barn can therefore now sleep up to 6 guests.  The original Barn, however, remains the same and is still ideal for 2 - 4 guests.  Prices can be adjusted for smaller groups without the Annex being required.  Please contact the owner for more details. 

Last Minute Offers

No current last minute offers

Dobbie's Barn 18 Month Availability Calendar

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* Calendar last updated: 19th June 2024
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